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, virginia, florida, colorado, too close to call. the senate, mostly breaking as expe expected, but the democrats did pick up three new seats. republicans projected to hold the house as well. >> all right. let's get straight to john harwood at the maproom to give us more color on what we're seeing as the most recent poll closings. over to you, john. >> we're almost completely closing the map of coloring in the map of all the states we knew in advance where they were going to faull. the only state where polls have not closed yet is the state of alaska. we're very confident mitt romney is going to win that based on polls before the election. so we're really waiting for those seven battleground states that haven't been filled in yet. again, to reiterate, as we've talked about before, if president obama wins the state of florida this race is over. he's going to be re-elected for a second term. but if mitt romney wins it, he's got to also win north carolina, he's got to win virginia, where it's very close, and he's got to win the state of ohio, which is really a big one hanging out
and it will develop across the south. of course, florida is the big deal here. you can see with our developing storm off the carolina coast we're expecting showers. and thunderstorms over florida. plus we may even see a little bit more rain than what we have here across southern virginia, north carolina, especially later on in the day. this is going to make a fast transition up the east coast, as we get in towards wednesday. temperatures won't be incredibly cold in the south. as a matter of fact, 50s, 60s, 70s, whether you're in the rain or not will be even slate. here's the timing on wednesday, getting into more of the storm because really tuesday's issues are going to be virginia and florida in terms of how the weather's going to impact. but florida, of course, will be out of that on wednesday. but virginia, you'll be in this. parts of new jersey. notice here, we will bring all this rain, all the way up into new england as well. and this will be heavy wind-swept rain. those areas trying to get power back on may have to deal with rain. one of the new things we're looking at here with these models i
margins in florida, virginia, colorado and ohio. >> governor romney has been having a tough time here in ohio because everybody knows he was against saving the auto industry. you don't scare people just to scare up some votes. >> i can't wait for us to get started. he's hoping we'll settle. americans don't settle. we build, we aspire, we dream, we listen to that voice that says we can do better. >> john harwood will join us with more. and then we'll focus on pot ticks with jack welch. romney campaign adviser senator rob portman and roger altman. so obviously a full lineup to get through all of this. andrew and joe, back over to you. >> let's check on the markets this morning. futures are indicated lower. as i've been pointing out for a while, there is a labor day indicator that jim stack and others have pointed to. and 25 out of 28 times, if the dow jones industrial average was below where it was the friday before labor day, the incumbent loses. and that number 13, 091 and the dow closed at 13,093. so two points above. >> do you think it was sandy? >> i don't know what it was. turned
to "squawk box" this morning, the race in the battleground state of florida lived up to its billing. that presidential contest is still too close to call. but mary thompson is there. and maybe she's not going to call it for us, but can give us more information on where we are. mary? >> reporter: no, i'm not going to call it, andrew. might not be until this afternoon or possibly 9 to 12 days from now before we know the outcome of the florida vote here. the vote count was called off late last night. miami-dade, which is one of the most populous counties here in florida said it would continue the vote count today. hanging in the balance, 29 electoral votes. but, again, at this point may make little difference. this is where we stand as far as the vote count goes with president obama showing a slight lead over governor romney according to the florida division of elections. now, even if the final results are submitted today, if there is a margin of victory of less than .5%, here in florida, that triggers an automatic vote recount. that has to be completed either after nine days after the
, in these kind of situations, and we've seen it a lot in florida. we've seen it a lot in texas. two products the red cross always comes to us for is bleach because it can disinfect water quickly and clean it up. the second is trash bags. >> so the jobs report, what about that, donald? better than expected. how do you see the jobs story today? >> well, certainly getting better. as i said, ting parallels for us the category trends we're seeing. the jobs continue to build a bit. we're seeing the categories in the united states don't recover. obviously, with 70% of the economy driven by consumer spending, as people feel more competent about getting a job or keeping their own job, we think obviously that will drive consumer confidence up. we certainly saw consumer confidence this week better than we've seen it in the last 4 1/2 years. i think the big concern we all have is the fiscal cliff and the impact that could have on demand. >> has it held you back? so many ceos come on the program and say, look, we're not going to make any decisions in terms of adding new heads to the payroll. we're not go
quarter, we feel very good about. that's certainly true in california. it's true in florida. it's true in paris. >> bob, the last time we talked, you seemed passionate about the need to fix our debt as a country. i wonder what your take is on president obama winning re-election. does that change anything for the company, for the industry? in terms of this fiscal cliff, everybody is expecting taxes to go higher. we're not sure how high on dividends and capital gains. will that dictate your behavior in terms of disney's payout, your dividend? >> well, first of all, i think i was most passionate when we last talked about the change in the corporate tax rate where we are the highest in the world right now. i don't think that makes this country competitive. i think it's a real impediment to true growth. so i'm very passionate about addressing that, not only reducing the rate, but in order to do so, i think certain loopholes have to get closed as well in order to make this country far more competitive. i think that's very important. i've seen some very compelling statistics about what a 10%
florida home yesterday and charged. cohen gen again was taken aback that federal investigators were involved. the hedge fund founder said he'll keep doing what he does. he's told staff members to just keep their heads down and continue trading as they always do. it is important to note that sac has had great returns in recent years. this year they're north of 10% up side. as a result investors have been very loyal to sac over the years and its capital base has grown. however one funds manager told me this morning that under pressure from some other investors of his own who are uncomfortable with the sac situation, he's been forced to redeem his firm's capital from sac. it is not a large amount and it is very unclear whether other investors will follow suit or not. but at the same time it kind of tells that you this recent set of events is touching a nerve among some investors, and perhaps some employees as well who seem a bit shaken. >> kate, stay with us. we'll bring in greg zuckerman with the "wall street journal." he's been tracking this story closely as well. greg, you've been f
-47. look at the state of florida. one that mitt romney is counting on as a lynchpin of the base. 29 electoral votes. president obama up among likely voters 49-47. in ohio, the state most look at as the potential tipping point. president obama has a six-point lead. he's gone hard on the auto bailout and hitting mitt romney. that's a point of contention. because ohio has been such a tough nut for the romney campaign to crack, that's a reason they are making a late play into pennsylvania. it depends on turnout organization, especially the composition of the electorate. what portion of white voters versus hispanics. definitely a lower level of intensity and young people. barack obama dominates among young people. mitt romney among seniors who are more motivated to vote. how much will that carry the day? we'll find out tomorrow. >> if you're looking for an early tell tomorrow, if you could only look at one state early on, virginia. if it's decisive either way does that suggest the rest of the night collapses in that direction? >> almost in any of the battleground states other than ohio w
-- in the saks call they talked about another zip code store in florida where there's a whole floor of shoes. what we could do is we would take a winter break together and visit that zip code opposed to the zip code of -- >> if we're going down there, i might do it. i might do it. warmer weather you can show off your legs so that's nice too. >> okay. maybe we go to tampa bay. see what they have. >> i hear all of the action is in tampa. >> south beach. if you're going to do it, do it. >> you should do it up. >> the journal takes a crack at icahn versus hastings today as we keep an eye on take two where the action is getting hotter for carl. >> a blog post yesterday that they hired some time ago. listen, carl, i can tell you what i know. carl's calling people trying to get meetings with potential buyers for netflix. i spoke to people that will probably meet with carl. they have very little if no interest in actually buying it but everyone will go see carl because it's nothing if not entertaining. maybe you have a couple martinis, you relax, you talk, you get to heardom on things. we'll see wha
state can't pull gdp up after pushing it down. what we saw in 1992 in florida with andrew was that it did pull up the gdp. the rebuild did. this is a similar rebuild although there will be tremendous tension. those of house have property down there who submitted our bills to the insurance companies, how much of it was water damage? well, a lot of it. nice to know you. it's good. i hope you don't have mold down there. >> if it got flooded, you should hope a tree fell on top. >> the insurance companies are telling you to read fine print. fine print is very bad. >> when we come back, taking a bite out of apple in bear territory after a slight gain on friday and stock up in premarket. is it finally the time to buy? you might remember david shulman now with ucla forecast. he says why you should brace. nice rallies given that dow in the past four of six weeks have been down more than 200 points. more "squawk on the street" is back in a minute. >> take a look where we are set to open here up 112 points on the dow jones industrial average. a little bit of optimism this morning as
back from florida. great work this week. >>> shares of apple sliding over 20% since the all-time high back on september 21st. question is, do we go down more from here? later on, the changing of the guard. over in china. we'll take a closer look at the challenges and new leadership will face and means for the rest of the world. don't go away. it's about who lives in the yellow house, the green, and the apartment house, too. today we not only honor the oval office, but we honor the cubicle, and the home office as well. because today it's about all of us. and no matter who you are, you're the commander-in-chief of your own life. ♪ you're the commander-in-chief of your own life. wooohooo....hahaahahaha! oh...there you go. wooohooo....hahaahahaha! i'm gonna stand up to her! no you're not. i know. you know ronny folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than a witch in a broom factory. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. >>> welcome back. let's take a check on shares of apple. this hap
, the density of the area affected never happened before. when the storms hit florida, frankly they do hit areas and they hit them hard. so many people that live in the area, you have not had this. so it's really hard to know, carl, the 439 plus 78,000, doesn't seem like that much. i have seen estimates that claims could go up as high as 500,000 or higher. so that's something to look out for. how much drop you would expect and why we see it in philly and not in empire state, which arguably should have been more impacted than philly fed, of course you are, philly is down in that southern new jersey area that was hit by a lot of rain, that's possible. i honestly have to answer your question, carl, by saying i did not know what to expect, except that beyond noisy, i expected it to be negative. >> also double dose of big box retail earnings this morning, walmart and target both beating estimates on the top line, but walmart did -- patrick mckeeve, that neutral looks awfully pressure right now. what is your response to how they did? >> the sales were disappointing, they comped up 1.5%, walmart u.s. a
was arrested by the fbi at his florida home this morning. he allegedly got inside information about an alzheimer's drug on trial in 2006 and 2007 being conducted jointly and he passed on that information to said hedge fund resulting in the ill gotten gains and in the process committed securities fraud among other accusations. we'll bring you more details as we have in this news just out this morning and there's a press conference later today at about 12:30. we'll bring you details. >> all right. already a busy month. thank you for that. we'll see you later on today. >>> big box retailer best buy reporting weaker than expected numbers just days before the unexpected start to the holiday season. for how much longer will it cut into profits? you won't want to miss what meg whitman has to say about that quarter and the autonomy write off at 10:40 eastern time. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 this morning, i'm going to trade in hong kong. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 after that, it's on to germany. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 then tonight, i'm trading 9500 miles away in japan. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 with the new gl
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